FEDERATION ACQUIRES WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS TO THE LESSON
Israeli hit series is in competition and premiered at CannesSeries 2022
Paris, April 5, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Federation has acquired the world distribution rights to THE LESSON (6 X 40′), a drama series produced by Jasmine TV (Yochanan Kredo and Linor Lavi), for the Israeli public broadcast channel Kan 11.
The series is part of the competition at CannesSeries 2022, where it premiered on April the 2nd 2022. The first-two episodes received exceptional praise during their screening at the Grand Auditorium Louis Lumière. Actors and filmmakers shared a moving moment with the audience, under a row of applause.
Directed by Eitan Zur and written by Deakla Keydar, the series focus on the consequences of a political discussion between Amir, a 43-year-old teacher and Lian, a 17-year-old student. As the student confronts her teacher, the lesson turns into an emotional conflict that bursts far out of the classroom.
In a fight over justice, both Amir and Lian will not give in, even when things spin out of control and take a devasting tool that will change their lives forever, as the series highlights the complex political reality Israel is facing today. As the fight escalates, the series dives deep under the surface to unveil the bleeding wounds in the hearts of both protagonists.
The six-part drama is headlined by Israeli actors Doron Ben-David and Maya Landsmann. Leib Lev Levin, Alma Zak and Dvir Benedek also appear in this highly anticipated series.
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About Federation Entertainment:
Led by Pascal Breton and Lionel Uzan, Federation heralds a new breed of independent European studios, focusing on the creation, production, financing and distribution of high-quality original productions for the global marketplace. Federation Entertainment works with the best worldwide talents and partners in the industry to create a strong distribution portfolio as well as an array of premium international productions. Only eight years after its creation, the production and distribution studio based in Paris, Los Angeles, Rome, Madrid, London, Berlin, Cologne and Tel-Aviv boasts 200 full time employees, a number which continues to grow monthly.
Active in the drama, kids & family, documentary and light entertainment space, Federation works with all platforms and major broadcasters in the market. Its rich portfolio includes major award-winning and international successes such as the cult spy series The Bureau (50 X 52′), the financial thriller Bad Banks (12 x 52′), the Netflix original hit series Baby (now 3 seasons), Find Me In Paris (78 X 26′), the premium live action hit for teens, Mister8, (8 X 45′), Best series & Best actor awards at CanneSeries 2021, In Treatment, the adaptation of cult format BeTipul by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache for ARTE, Around the World in 80 Days starring David Tennant, produced for the European Alliance (France Televisions, ZDF, Rai), PBS Masterpiece and BBC; as well as Varane, Destin de Champion (Amazon Prime-Video), to name a few.